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Data breach settlements going out as prepaid debit cards

If you filed an eligible claim, the individual payment is for $79.31.

INDIANAPOLIS — It's been five years since Equifax's data breach affected approximately 3.9 million Hoosiers. It's one of the biggest hacks in history, compromising people's personal information, including social security numbers.

That's why the Office of the Indiana Attorney General went after the credit bureau, eventually settling. Equifax paid the state $19.5 million.

Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita said Indiana is one of the few states that got money back to its citizens.

"We did that and got the bulk of that $19.5 million back to them (citizens), we've got a little bit more to go," Rokita said.

If you filed an eligible claim, the individual payment is for $79.31.

While payments began going out in 2021, not everyone claimed their digital payment or cashed the check.

Now, the money is being sent again as a prepaid Mastercard debit card.

"We have about 22,000 people that didn't cash their checks the first go-around. So that's about $1.7 million left out there," Rokita said.

If you never clicked the now-expired digital payment, or tossed the check, watch your mail for the card.

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